Facility Activities

At your local refuges, we celebrate that everyone experiences nature and the benefits of being outdoors in different ways. Staff strives to create outdoor experiences for those coming from many backgrounds, interests, and comfort levels. The following are wildlife-dependent activities that will help you explore the outdoors and experience your own personal connection to the natural world. 

Ridgefield’s waterfowl hunt program offers a quality duck and goose hunting experience with 21 spaced blinds on 760 acres of land. Hunters can enter a pre-season lottery system to obtain reservations for priority check-in, or attend as a stand-by hunter to...

Volunteers make it possible to offer public naturalist-led walks about a variety of topics. The following opportunities are listed by walk leader and topic.

For questions and to sign up email RidgefieldVolunteer@fws.gov. 

Birding with Robert Vanderkamp...
Conservation through the Arts

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program encourages students to explore wetland and waterfowl conservation, biology, and wildlife management principles. After learning about waterfowl, students in grades K-12 are invited to enter their State'...

Whether you are looking for a relaxing drive with friends and family, or searching for a specific species on your list, this experience will give you a taste of the Refuge from the convenience of your vehicle. This four-mile loop goes through...

Wildlife is everywhere and practicing your observation skills at a refuge may help you find equally wonderful experiences just outside your own door. Even the parking lot can be full of life! Here are a few tips that can be used anywhere...